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Many of the HERO STORIES, history, citations and other information detailed in this website are, at least for now, available in PRINT or DIGITAL format from AMAZON.COM. The below comprise the nearly 4-dozen  "Home Of Heroes" books currently available.

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Medal of Honor Books

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This series of books contains the citations for ALL Medals of Honor awarded to that branch of service, with brief biographical data and photos of many of the recipients. Some of them also include citations for other awards, analysis of awards, data tables and analysis and more. These are LARGE volumes, each 8 1/2" x 11" and more than 500 pages each. Click on a book to find it on where you can find more details on what is contained in each book, as well as to get a free preview. Each volume is $24.95.

Heroes in the War on Terrorism

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These books contain the citations for nearly all of the awards of the Silve Star and higher to members of each branch of service in the War on Terrorism. Books include photos of most recipients, some biographical data, analysis of awards by rank, unit, date, and more.


With the 5 Medal of Honor volumes above, these compilations comprise a virtual 28-volume ENCYCLOPEDIA of decorated American heroes(15,000 pages)  with award citations, history, tables & analysis, and detailed indexes of ACEs, FLAG OFFICERS, and more. (Click on any book to see it in - $24.95 Each Volume)

United States Army Heroes

Distinguished Service Cross

Distinguished Service Medals
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1873 - 1941 Korea Vietnam 1862 - 1960 RVN - Present

United States Navy Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star Navy Corpsmen
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1915 - 1941 WWII Korea - Present WWII

United States Marine Corps Heroes

Navy Cross Silver Star
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1915 - WWII Korea - Present 1900 - 1941 WWII 1947 - Korea Vietnam - Present

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The Defining Generation
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U.S. Coast Guard

Recipients Of 

The Navy Cross

(This listing is as complete as we are able to provide from numerous resources, however it is possible that a few recipients may not be listed.  You can verify if someone received the Navy Cross from this list, but absence of a name should NOT be construed to definitively negate a veteran's claim to this award.)

55 Awards

World War I


    Gillespie Plant Explosion


Interim Award (NC-4 Flight)


World War II



Alphabetical List 

  Bennett, Clifford F. 
  Bennett, William S.
Berry, John G.
*Best, William H.
Billard, Frederick C.
Birkett, Frederick F.
Brown, Fletcher W.
Carmine, George C.
Caveston, William F.
Chiswell, Benjamin M.
Christy, George M.
Clark, Paul Leaman
*Elam, Russell
Evans, Raymond J.
  Gill, Warren Calavan
Gorman, Raymond J.
Grimes, John O.
Grimshaw, Daniel E.
Hearon, Jesse G.
  Henderson, Andrew J.
Hirshfield, James A.
Horton, Albert V.
Howell, Charles F.
Hutson, John J.
Jack, Raymond L.
Jacobs, William V. E.
Jester, Maurice D.
*Marville, P. L.
  Mason, Morrill C.
Molloy, Thomas M.
Mueller, Lee. C.
Munter, William H.
*Nevens, James J.
*Newburry, Carl S.
Noble, F. M.
Ohrlein, Anthony
Osborn, James C.
*Ovesen, Martin M.
Pedersen, Jorge A.
*Prime, William H
Reinberg, Leroy
Ridgeley, Randolph
  Roach, Philip F.
Rose, Earl G.
Ryan, Harry J.
Ryan, Michael J.
*Stellenwerf, Merton
Stika, Joseph E.
Stone, Elmer Fowler
*Tingard, Raymond H.
Walsh, Quentin R.
Walsh, William V.
Wheeler, William J.
Wright, Charles L.
*Zuleger, August

Detailed Chronological List

World War I - 36 Awards
Name Rank Text Date Unit
  Munter, William H. Capt. Sep 3, 17 - Nov 16, 18

USS Ossippee

  Berry, John G. Capt. 1918 USS Lydonia &Yamacraw
  Billard, Frederick C. Capt. 1918 USS Aphrodite
  Carmine, George C. Capt. 1918 USS Algonquin
  Chiswell, Benjamin M. Capt. 1918 USS Algonquin
  Henderson, Andrew J. Capt. 1918 USS Manning
  Howell, Charles F. Capt. 1918 USS Arcturus
  Hutson, John J. Lt. 1918 USS Wanderer
  Jack, Raymond L. Capt. 1918 USS Cythera
  Jacobs, William V. E. Capt. 1918 USS Niagara
  Molloy, Thomas M. 1Lt. 1918 USS Rambler
  Mueller, Lee C. Lt. 1918 USS Emmeline
  Reinberg, Leroy Capt. 1918 USS Druid
  Ridgeley, Randolph, Jr. Capt. 1918 USS Yamacraw & Castine
  Roach, Philip F. Capt. 1918 USS Manning
  Rose, Earl G. Lt. 1918 USS Rambler
  Wheeler, William J. Capt. Apr 25 & Jun 28, 1918 USS Seneca
  19 of the WWI awards were made for the heroic rescue effort by the crew of the USS Seneca following a torpedo attack on the steamship Wellington.  The citations for each recipient are nearly identical:

"For extraordinary heroism as a member of crew of the U.S.S. Seneca in an attempt to save the coal-laden steamer Wellington after that vessel had been torpedoed on September 16, 1918. Immediately after the ship was torpedoed she was abandoned by her crew. Volunteers were called from the Seneca.  He was one of the eighteen who volunteered although there was a high sea running and it was known she was in danger also of further submarine attack. The vessel was kept afloat for some hours but finally sunk. Of the eighteen men who volunteered, only eight were rescued."

The 19th award was to the Lieutenant who lead these eighteen volunteers.

  Brown, Fletcher W. 1Lt. Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Best, William H. W/Tndr. Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
  Christy, George M. Oiler/2c Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Elam, Russell Cook Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
  Gorman, Raymond J. SM Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
  Grimshaw, Daniel E. Mach/1c Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Marville, P. L. GM/2c Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
  Mason, Morrill C. E/2c Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Nevens, James J. Boy 1/c Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Newburry, Carl S. Cox Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
  Ohrlein, Anthony SM Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
  Osborn, James C. Cox Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Ovesen, Martin M. W/Tndr. Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
  Pedersen, Jorge A. Cox Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Prime, William Heermance SM Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
  Ryan, Michael J. Mach/1c Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Stellenwerf, Merton Cox Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Tingard, Raymond H. W/Tndr. Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
*Zuleger, August M/A Sep 16, 1918 USS Seneca
  WWI  ERA -  12 Awards

  Twelve awards were made for heroism after an explosion at the T.A. Gillespie Co. munitions yard in Morgan, NJ. Coast Guardsmen from Perth Amboy responded. When fire threatened a trainload of TNT, these men repaired the track and moved the train to safety, thus preventing further disaster. Two Coast Guardsmen were killed in this effort.

  Bennett, Clifford F. SM/O Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Bennett, William S. Keeper Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Birkett, Frederick J., III Lt. Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Caveston, William F. Bugler Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Grimes, John O. SM Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Hearon, Jesse G. Keeper Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Horton, Albert V. QM Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Noble, Frances. M. M/A Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Ryan, Harry J. Cox Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Stika, Joseph E. 1Lt. Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Walsh, William V. SM Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Wright, Charles L. Gunner Oct 4 & 5, 1918 US Coast Guard
  Interim Award - 1 Award
  Stone, Elmer Fowler Lt. May 8 - 27, 1919 NC-4 Atlantic Flight
   World War II - 6 Awards
  Jester, Maurice D. LCDR May 9, 1942 USS Icarus
  Evans, Raymond J. PO Sep 27, 1942 1/7 Marines, 1st M. Div. (Att.)
  Clark, Paul L. F 1/c Nov 8 - 11, 1942 USS Joseph T. Dickman
  Hirshfield, James A. CMDR Feb 22, 1943 USS Campbell
  Gill, Warren C. Lt.(j.g.) Jul 10, 1943  
  Walsh, Quentin R. LCDR Jun 9, 1944 USN Forces (Europe)



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